A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and assorted Bordeaux varietals. A heavy purple hue envelops the glass with a tinge of ruby on the band. The nose reveals compelling, perfumed aromas of ripe cherry, kirsch, blackberry preserve, lavender, and subtle spice notes. Spirited upon entry, the palate is treated to persuasive and distinctive flavors of strawberry compote, crushed plum, and mocha. The silky mouthfeel gives way to a pleasing middle with notes of black tea, roasted fig, and juicy acidity. Finishing with purpose, dark fruits linger effortlessly with an attractive mineral tone.
Wine SpectatorA well-oaked, viscous style, featuring plenty of spicy accents to the ripe dark cherry, blueberry and kirsch flavors. Lush midpalate, with a juicy finish echoing the fruit, cocoa and mocha character. Drink now through 2017. 21,000 cases made.